Governors

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Thomas L. Anderson Speech, 1904 (C3734)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a typed copy of a speech given by Anderson before the Democratic State Convention in Jefferson City on 19 July 1904, nominating Harry B. Hawes for governor of Missouri.

Arbor Day Program, 1912 (C2382)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Program, April 5, 1912, issued by Department of Education, Jefferson City, MO. Herbert S. Hadley was governor.

Association of Young Republicans of Missouri Collection, 1926, 1935 (R1035)
(1 folder)

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These are program booklets for the Association of Young Republicans of Missouri's annual Lincoln Day Banquets, held on February 12, 1926 and February 12, 1935 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Governor Sam A. Baker and Senator George H. Williams were featured speakers in 1926, while United States Representative Hamilton E. Fish and Dewey J. Short headlined the event in 1935.

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Francis P. Blair Jr. Speech, 1866 (C3253)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Copy of newspaper article from the MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, regarding a speech made by Blair at Louisiana, Pike County, MO.

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James Thomas Blair, Jr. Papers, 1957-1961 (C2271)
64.84 cubic feet (5152 folders, 4 oversize volumes)

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Papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, 1957-1961.

Bob Holden Portrait, no date (P0575)
1 photograph

Portrait of Bob Holden, 53rd governer of Missouri.

Lilburn W. Boggs Invitation, 1838 (C1756)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Invitation issued to Judge Dunnica and Lady, February 15, 1838, to attend a reception at the governor's mansion.

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Lilburn W. Boggs Papers, 1838-1839 (C1753)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Acts of the General Assembly during the administration of Governor Boggs, concerning organization and boundaries of Clark, Buchanan, Grundy, and Platte Counties; declaration of Ni-chi-ne-ba-to-na River as a navigable stream; and payment for services of grand jurors.

Christopher S. "Kit" Bond Papers, 1960s-2011 (CA5950)
478.75 cubic feet, 5 oversize volumes, audiovisual material

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The papers of a Missouri Governor and U.S. Senator include gubernatorial and senatorial material, including political and campaign material, legislative material, press releases, correspondence, speeches, travel logs, subject files, clippings, photographs, and audiovisual material.

Boone County, Missouri, Citizens' Petition, 1846 (C1777)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains photostats of a petition to Governor Austin A. King requesting that William Rowland and several others indicted for kidnapping slaves be discharged from further prosecution.

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Benjamin Benson Cahoon Papers, 1868-1923 (R0142)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders, 1 photograph)

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The Benjamin Benson Cahoon Papers contain photocopies of Benjamin B. Cahoon, an attorney and land agent in Fredericktown, Madison County, Missouri. The papers concern the land business, litigation in progress, and state politics. There are several letters from Missouri governors and officials, and Cahoon’s biographical sketch of Judge William Carter. There is also an original photograph of Cahoon from 1878.

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Carnahan Family Oral Histories, 2001-2002 (SP0050)
0.5 cubic foot (8 folders, 11 cassette tapes)

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The Carnahan Family Oral Histories consists of eleven cassette tapes featuring interviews with family members of Governor Mel Carnahan. They were interviewed by Alex Primm two to four months following the Governor’s death in a plane crash on October 16, 2000. 

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Mel Carnahan Papers, 1980-1984 (C4085)
0.4 cubic feet, 4 video tapes, 2 audio tapes

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The papers of Mel Carnahan contain election materials from his state treasurer's race in 1980 and governor's race in 1984.

Henry S. Caulfield Inauguration Program, 1929 (C2383)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a program from inaugural ceremonies for Governor Henry Caulfield, January 14, 1929, Jefferson City, MO.

Henry S. Caulfield Papers, 1878-1966 (C2409)
2.1 cubic feet

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The papers of Henry S. Caulfield contain correspondence, diaries, photographs, reports, speeches, and miscellaneous material. Caulfield was a Republican governor of Missouri (1929-1933) and St. Louis official.

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Nadine Mills Coleman Papers, 1965 (C2182)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Clipping and miscellany about Governor Lon Vest Stephens.

Thomas Theodore Crittenden Calling Card, 1882 (C1592)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Calling card of governor of Missouri.

Thomas Theodore Crittenden Papers, 1880-1950 (C0087)
0.4 cubic feet

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Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and papers of Thomas T. Crittenden, governor of Missouri, 1881-1885, and U.S. consul general in Mexico City, 1893-1897. Letter book kept while he was consul general in Mexico.

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Thomas Theodore Crittenden Proclamation, 1881 (C2875)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Photostat of governor's proclamation offering rewards for the arrest of express and train robbers Frank and Jesse James.

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John M. Dalton Papers, 1921-1965 (C2417)
130.3 cubic feet, 1 CD

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Personal and official papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, 1961-1965. Includes some material from his term as Missouri attorney general.

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John M. Dalton Prayer Breakfast Program, 1961 (C2387)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a program for a breakfast honoring Governor Dalton in Jefferson City, sponsored by a local citizens' committee.

Alexander Monroe Dockery Letter, 1902 (C2062)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To J.H. Frame, Kansas City, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, 1902. Thanking Frame for withdrawing from race for election commissioner.

Forrest C. Donnell Gubernatorial Papers, 1941-1945 (C0194)
90 cubic feet

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Papers of a Republican governor of Missouri, collected during his term of office.

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Forrest C. Donnell Inaugural Ceremonies, 1941 (C2385)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a program of inauguration of Governor Forrest C. Donnell, February 26, 1941.

Phil M. Donnelly Inaugural Ceremonies, 1953 (C2386)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a program of inauguration of Governor Phil M. Donnelly, January 12, 1953.

Phil M. Donnelly Papers, 1944-1957 (C2151)
91.6 cubic feet, 10 volumes

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Papers relating to Donnelly's two terms as Democratic governor of Missouri.

Phil M. Donnelly Papers, 1935-1957 (CA4646)
1 cubic foot, 17 oversize volumes

Addition of scrapbooks covering Donnelly's years as state senator and governor. See also C2151 and C2386.

Daniel Dunklin Papers, 1815-1877 (C0097)
0.6 cubic feet

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The correspondence, financial, and miscellaneous papers of the fifth governor of Missouri and a leading Missouri Democrat. The correspondence is especially rich in discussion of Missouri elections and of the leading political issues in Missouri and in the United States from 1829 to 1835.

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John Cummins Edwards Address, 1845 (C1596)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Gubernatorial message to the Missouri General Assembly, March 21, 1845, about Missouri-Iowa Territory boundary difficulties.

John Cummins Edwards Papers, 1844-1846 (C1771)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers of John Cummins Edwards contain Photostats of petitions and letters requesting pardons for prisoners, including a letter from James S. Rollins, a petition to correct an error in a previous pardon, and woman's petition for pardon of a Negro woman, Nelly.

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Joseph Wingate Folk Letter, 1903 (C1980)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Louis Wiley, New York, NY, from St. Louis, MO, Nov. 19, 1903.

Regretting his inability to address Society of the Genesee.

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Joseph Wingate Folk Papers, 1902-1952 (C0101)
0.6 cubic feet

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Unfinished biography of Folk by his sister, Mrs. James Avery Webb. Clippings pertaining to Folk's career as circuit attorney in St. Louis, 1902-1904; Democratic governor of Missouri, 1904-1909; races for Senate and failure to win election, 1918; career in Washington, D.C., 1917-1923, under President Woodrow Wilson; and death in 1923. Letters of sympathy at death, Folk-Bates genealogy, speeches by Folk, and miscellaneous material.

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Gerald R. Massie Photographs, 1860-1980 (P0016)
0.83 linear feet

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Photographs of scenes across Missouri, many taken as part of Massie's work as Missouri's state photographer. Events highlighted include Winston Churchill's visit to Fulton, Governor Hearnes' inaugural celebrations in 1965 and 1969, and the Battle of Pilot Knob Centennial commemoration in 1964. The collection includes extensive coverage of the Missouri State Capitol building. Geographically, the collection covers much of Missouri, with particular focus on tourist destinations: St. Louis, Kansas City, Hannibal, Ste. Genevieve, and the Ozarks.

Green-Bond Family Papers, 1910s-1980s (CA6191)
5.8 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes, 1 audio cassette, 1 card file

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Papers of Green and Bond families of Mexico, Missouri. Correspondence, journals, photographs and personal files of A.P. and Josephine Green. Scholastic materials, clippings, cards, photographs and files of Christopher S. "Kit" and Carolyn Bond. Photo albums document the 1973 Missouri gubernatorial inauguration and national governors' conferences, 1973-1975.

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Gregory Allen Olson Photographs, 1997-2004 (P0201)
3 folders

Photographs of a 2004 Ioway encampment during Lewis and Clark Commemoration and Mel Carnahan's funeral, 2000.

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Herbert Spencer Hadley Papers, 1830-1943 (C0006)
15.2 cubic feet (1,062 folders), 35 oversize volumes; also available on 60 rolls of microfilm

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The papers of a Missouri Republican lawyer, politician, educator, and author. Attorney general, 1905-1909; governor, 1909-1913; professor of law, University of Colorado, 1917-1923; and Washington University chancellor, 1923-1927. Includes letterbooks, scrapbooks, manuscripts, photographs, cartoons, and miscellaneous material. Originals in storage.

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Hammond & Irwin Photographs, no date (P0897)
4 photographs

Photos by Hammond & Irwin studio, Jefferson City. Portraits of Governor Phil M. Donnelly.

Frank G. Harris Papers, 1915-1945 (C4195)
0.4 cubic feet (13 folders), 4 oversize items, 1 oversize volume

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Scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, correspondence and miscellaneous material pertaining to former Lt. Governor Frank G. Harris of Missouri.

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Betty Cooper Hearnes Speech, 1971 (C3274)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Address at dedication of new bandstand in Fayette, MO, at Central Methodist College.

Warren E. Hearnes Papers, 1950-1972 (C3522)
9 cubic feet, 9 rolls of microfilm

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Materials determined by Hearnes, governor of Missouri, 1965-1973, to be his personal papers. Bulk of collection is correspondence regarding campaigns, legislation, and Democratic Party. Material on gubernatorial succession amendment, 1965. Arranged by topic, then chronologically within topic. Scrapbooks are on microfilm.

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Warren E. Hearnes Papers, 1964-1972 (C3585)
127 rolls of microfilm

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Papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, on 127 rolls of 16 mm. microfilm. Originals at Missouri State Archives.

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Henrietta Park Krause Collection, 1904-1949 (P0171)
0.38 linear feet, 1 volume

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A series of photographs from the daughter of Governor Guy B. Park, this collection includes numerous photographs of Gov. Park, a 1933 Century of Progress photo album featuring views of the Missouri Commission exhibit, a series of images on the Huckleberry Finn Streamliner dedication in Hannibal, National Governor's Conventions, the Missouri State Fair, Camp Clark in Nevada, MO, Church Prison Farm near Jefferson City, Governor Forrest Smith's Inaugeration, Mark Twain Memorial Bridge dedication, notable Missourians, elected officials, and state government staff.

Arthur Mastick Hyde Papers, 1913-1954 (C0007)
20.8 cubic feet (965 folders)

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The papers of the Republican governor of Missouri from 1921 to 1925 and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1929 to 1933, consist of correspondence, clippings, printed material, photographs, and personal items. Major topics include agriculture, conservation, road construction, education, taxation, Republican politics, labor disputes, law enforcement, prohibition, and Missouri state institutions and politics.

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Claiborne Fox Jackson Letter, 1861 (C1786)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a letter from Jackson, of Jefferson City, Missouri, April 9, 1861, to David Walker. Discusses Jackson's position on slavery and secession.

Claiborne Fox Jackson Letter, 1861 (C1788)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To H.K. Craig, Washington, D.C., from Jefferson City, MO, Jan. 16, 1861. Encloses a requisition for Missouri's quota of guns for that year and a carriage without a gun as a model for mounting others.

Claiborne Fox Jackson Letter, 1861 (C1789)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Discusses railroad finances, especially in relation to the state, in letter to president of Pacific Railroad.

John Ashcroft Portraits, 1984-1987 (P0271)
3 photographs

3 8x10 black and white prints of Governor John Ashcroft.

"John S. Phelps and the Public Domain," Mary E. Brantley, no date (C1055)
3 oversize volumes

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John S. Phelps (1814-1886) served in the Missouri state legislature, 1840-1841, in Congress, 1845-1863, and as governor of Missouri, 1877-1881. Collection contains two volumes of notes and a typescript volume (74 pp.).

Charles P. Johnson Papers, 1871-1920 (C4229)
0.8 cubic feet (15 folders)

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The papers of a criminal lawyer and lieutenant governor of Missouri, 1873-1875. Includes diaries, photographs, a scrapbook of news clippings, and miscellaneous papers.

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Joseph Wingate Folk Portraits, no date (P0342)
2 photographs

Two mounted photographs of Governor Joseph Wingate Folk